Ever thought about combining your love of surfing with your philanthropic side? Have you visited the epic URBNSURF set-up in Melbourne yet? Why not gather your friends for a fun day of waves followed by a generous lunch courtesy of the Three Blue Ducks. All in the name of charity.
On October 16th, URBNSURF will be opening its doors for the first ever SurfAid Cup. This is an opportunity to enjoy one truly epic day of surfing at the most sought-after wave in Australia. SurfAid aims to raise $50,000 to help support women and children in remote parts of Indonesia and Solomon Islands. When you join the SurfAid Cup URBNSURF one day of surfing will have a lasting impact.
Your SurfAid Cup URBNSURF day will be filled with waves and more waves. You’ll have
the unique opportunity to surf perfect, ocean-like waves, and uncrowded barrels with your mates, all while supporting SurfAid.
Each team of six surfers surf for a minimum of three sessions in the wave pool. Each
team will have the opportunity to surf the right and left side of the pool. Bonus: The highest fundraising team will have an extra 30 minutes surf time with the pro judges.
The SurfAid Cup URBNSURF will be judged by two professional or celebrity surfers. Pro
surf judges to be announced in the lead up to the event. They will award winners in the following categories;
Best Overall Performance
After the SurfAid Cup lunch will be provided at the onsite Three Blue Ducks restaurant and winners will be announced at the awards ceremony. How many waves will I get?
Over a one hour session at URBNSURF, surfers usually catch around 18 waves. Enjoy
perfect 3ft waves averaging between 12 – 16 seconds for each ride.
FAST FACTS ABOUT THE SURF AID CUP
Date: September, 11 2020
Time: Get to the pool from 7:30 AM
Team Fundraising Target: $6,000 or
$1,000 individual target
Team size: Six surfers
Minimum age: 18 years
Difficulty: Open to surfers of all levels
SURFAID – the backstory to this progressive charity organization.
The SurfAid Cup is the signature fundraiser for SurfAid globally. The first competition
was held in 2011 and has grown into an event series including seven events in Australia and the US. There have been many amazing firsts at SurfAid, including being founded by the first doctor to set foot in the Mentawai islands and the first organization to introduce solar powered drip irrigation projects to combat malnutrition in Sumbawa. Now SurfAid is partnering with the URBNSURF for an entirely different kind of first.
“SurfAid’s core mission is to save and improve the lives of women and children in remote areas of Indonesia, Solomon Islands and Baja – areas connected to us through surfing. Our geographical focus on the heartlands of surfing where few visitors but surfers go, make SurfAid unique. We specialise in working in extremely isolated villages where
mothers and children routinely die from preventable disease.
Simple solutions like hand washing prior to delivering a baby, practicing exclusive breastfeeding, and improving nutrition can have an enormously positive impact on the
health of women and their families. We work with each individual community to affect long term behaviour change.
We believe our results bear this out, that working with communities to develop their own solutions is the most effective form of aid — a “hand up, not a hand out” approach. Our local staff provide advice, training and expertise, but it is up to the community to implement the initiatives and embrace change. Through this approach, positive health behaviours like hand washing and breastfeeding are sustained for generations to come”.
The minimum fundraising target to take part in the event is $6,000 per team or $1,000
per individual surfer. The following fundraising deadlines apply to be eligible to participate in the event:
- First fundraising milestone: $3,000 to be reached by 11th July (two months prior to
the SurfAid Cup)
- Final fundraising milestone: $6,000 to be reached by 11th August (one month prior to the SurfAid Cup)
To register please visit; http://www.surfaidcup.com.au
URBNSURF WAVE POOL INFO
URBNSURF Melbourne is Australia’s first surf park, and the ultimate playground for surfers.Located just 23 minutes from the Melbourne CBD, and a short ride from Melbourne Airport, URBNSURF is Tullamarine’s newest and most consistent surf spot.
URBNSURF Melbourne’s lagoon offers perfect, endless waves with settings to suit surfers of all ages and abilities. From challenging, slabbing barrels and steep-faced walls for advanced surfers, to playful, rippable pointbreak-style settings for intermediate surfers, through to safe, rolling whitewater for beginners – URBNSURF Melbourne have all surfers covered.
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